It's done. The Sissy Love Quilt, aka, the Quilt that Almost Broke Me.
I haven't been quilting too terribly long, but still. This quilt should NOT have been this painful. And yet, every step of the process seemed to bring misery and horror and shame. Yes, Friends. Even shame.
(Okay, so maybe not shame, per se, but definitely misery and horror!)
This is as close to a full shot of the QTABM that I could wrangle. The quilt top is rectangles, peeps. Rectangles. Not even on-point rectangles. (This quilt should not have caused so much pain!)
I miscut fabric. I did my quilty math incorrectly, causing me to panic and think I had severely under-purchased fabric. Since the store I purchased the fabric at was over three hours away, it's not like I could just hop in the car and hope it was still there. When I did finally start piecing it, the top came together easily, but I had worked myself into such distress that it took me a few days to get up the nerve to even look at it.
The easy piecing lulled me into a false sense of security. So much so, that I thought the quilting--double lines 6" apart on the diagonal--would be a breeze. It was not. It was horrible. I used painter's tape to mark my lines, which was a bad idea because the tape shifted when I was sewing. Then, when I was about 3/4 of the way through, Agatha started having fits, and she would quilt an inch, and then the thread would shred and snap. Then, when I finally finished the quilting, I found puckering in the flannel backing.
It. Was. Awful.
I decided to machine sew the binding because I needed to be done with this quilt, and pronto. The binding isn't perfect, but it is done, meaning I am a happy girl.
So, here it is. The Sissy Love Quilt. Finished. Done. Finito.
I'm linking up with TGIFF at Quilt Matters with M-R and Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. You should link up too!
This was a part of my Q2 Finish-A-Long list, woo!